Cyprus Information Security Services

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Attackers come from many angles, they could be someone who wanders in the building, or a disgruntled employee, or a compromised employee. As an IT department we are constantly working to increase and maintain security on our network in order to protect our valuable data. We secure the perimeter and make sure valuable data is restricted. We also spend a lot of time checking for different attack vectors and patching them when possible. This process is ongoing and takes a considerable amount of effort. Recently we had many Information Security incidents in Cyprus from Turkish hackers.

However, the biggest and most difficult items to secure are the users, IT included. It only takes one compromised password for an attacker to start escalating their attack. While we have taken measures to mitigate the damage that can be done, attackers are creative in using accounts to gain access to places the user account normally cannot get to. So to help out we would like to let everyone know about some simple guidelines for security purposes. We do not currently enforce many of these but a time may be coming where policies will be put in place to guide users into reducing the vulnerabilities.

  1. Never give out your password via e-mail or phone. IT will NEVER ask for it in this manner. If you do get a message requesting a password, even if it is from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. etc. or another IT worker, this e-mail is to be considered a threat and should be reported to IT immediately. This will help you to thwart Social Engineering techniques where an attacker tries to convince you they are legit and need information.
  2. Do not use passwords that are tied to something on your desk. Eg, if you have a picture of your dog on your desk, don’t use their name as the password. This is an easy way for malicious users to guess your password and since many of you simply increment your passwords when it needs to be changed this means they know your password permanently.
  3. Passphrases are easier to remember than passwords and more difficult to crack if you use sentences. “I love my IT guy.” Is a great password that is very difficult to break and easy to remember.
  4. If you need to write down a password it should be on you at all times, in your purse or laptop case does not count. It is highly encouraged that all of you spend time making sure you don’t have any stray notes lying around with passwords on them.
  5. Do not leave your computer unlocked. It is easy for an attacker to gain control of systems from a single computer, once done it would appear that you are the malicious user and you will have your hands full trying to explain that it wasn’t you who launched an attack. There are 2 simple ways to lock your computer without closing any applications. Hit Ctrl+alt+del and click Lock this computer, or hit the “windows button”+L; the windows button is that button between Ctrl and Alt.
  6. Do not use your password from the network for other accounts. I cannot guarantee the safety of your password in other locations, so if it gets compromised or sold elsewhere, it compromises our network.

By obeying these principles we can increase security dramatically but only with your help. If you have further questions feel free to call us at +357 70001777 or send us an email. In closing, the most professional, responsive Info. Security Expert company we use is Their team can protect your web site, clean the web site and provide alerts 24X7.

Thank you.
C. Pashiardis – M.D. Internet Consultant
Egroup Services Ltd.